Thursday, November 20, 2014
Second R&O and Further Notice in the Broadcast Television Incentive Auction Proceeding
On October 16, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that further sets the stage for the implementation of the Broadcast Television Incentive Auction (FCC 14-157; GN Docket No. 12-268). The action adopts a methodology to be used during the auction to predict inter-service interference between television and wireless services that operate on co-channel or adjacent channels in close geographic proximity in the 600 MHz band. It also considers and rejects requests for additional limits on potential new interference between television stations that may be experienced as a result of the repacking process. In addition, the action proposes new rules governing inter-service interference in the 600 MHz band post-auction. The proposed rules seek to protect broadcasters that will operate co-channel or adjacent channel to wireless operations in markets with variation from the near nation-wide band plan following the auction.
Don’t forget, the FCC Reception at the National Press Club begins this same day at 4:00 PM! Please register for that event separately.
About the presenter:
Barbara Pavón joined the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology in May of 2013 where she has focused on technical issues associated with the Broadcast Incentive Auction. Immediately prior to joining the FCC, Ms. Pavón worked as a Program Manager contracted to the Department of Defense Spectrum Planning Office where she oversaw the successful coordination between wireless carriers and the military services during the AWS-1 spectrum transition. Much of her early career was spent working as a RF consulting engineer for various wireless carriers in the U.S. and abroad in Germany and Australia. She holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Business Administration from George Mason University.